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VIEWPOINT: Include Diverse Narratives in Israel-Palestine Debate

The goal of any activism around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must be to achieve peace through mutual understanding. The Georgetown Israel Alliance works toward this end by hosting events that display the wide variety of viewpoints surrounding the conflict. Last semester, GIA hosted Roots — an organization that facilitates dialogue between[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Start-Up Nation Tech Fair Showcases Israeli Technology Industry

Israel’s technology industry struggles to cultivate diversity, said Ifat Baron, founder and executive of ItWorks, an Israeli non-profit that promotes diversity in the technology industry, at the Start-Up Nation Tech Fair on Oct. 16. The tech fair, which was hosted by the Georgetown Israel Alliance, brought to campus Israeli companies[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) spoke about the Israel-U.S. relationship at an event hosted by the Georgetown Israel Alliance on Tuesday. Deutch said that U.S. policy towards Israel has historically been a bipartisan issue and that progressive values do not conflict with a pro-Israel stance.

Pro-Israel and Progressive Values Are Compatible, Says Rep. Ted Deutch

Being progressive and being pro-Israel are not mutually exclusive, but compatible, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said at an event Tuesday. Deutch, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, discussed the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship and potential solutions for the conflict[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Student Panel Promotes Self-Determination in Middle East

The future of Zionism should be focused on the self-determination of Jews and Palestinians in the Middle East, according to panelists at the event “Unpacking Zionism” co-sponsored by pro-Israel group J Street Georgetown and the Georgetown Israel Alliance on Wednesday night in the Intercultural Center. The event sought to offer[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Pro-Palestine ICC Wall Vandalized

Tensions flared among student groups invested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after the vandalism of a makeshift wall created by Georgetown’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine in the Intercultural Center Galleria on March 14. The wall was put up during Israeli Apartheid Week, which is held in over 150[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Israeli Apartheid Week Draws Polarized Response

A microcosm of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached the Georgetown campus this week as the Georgetown branch of Students for Justice in Palestine hosted events for Israeli Apartheid Week. The week, which is taking place this year at universities in over 55 cities and 19 countries, includes events that protest the[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Netanyahu Talk Divides Groups

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, D.C., to speak to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday sparked a national debate about the politicization of Israel’s relationship with the United States and drew criticism from student organizations at Georgetown. In his speech, which comes in advance of Israeli[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GIA Petition Divides GUSA Executive Candidates

The Georgetown Israel Alliance presented endorsement criteria to the Georgetown University Student Association executive candidates over the past few weeks, including language that advocated for Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish democratic state and the opposition of any Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution at Georgetown. Although all candidates eventually[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

A GIA Response to Former UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk

On Tuesday, December 2, a handful of Georgetown students in Copley Formal Lounge were treated to an evening of half-truths and inflammatory rhetoric by Richard Falk. Falk, brought to campus by Students for Justice in Palestine and the Lecture Fund, was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of[Read More…]

by December 18, 2014 8 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Students protested the Georgetown Sabra Hummus House pop-up shop in October for its owners' association with the Israeli army.

UCLA Divestment Draws Mixed Responses at Georgetown

The University of California, Los Angeles’ undergraduate student government voted Tuesday night to pass a resolution calling the university to divest from American companies profiting from human rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to the Daily Bruin, prompting mixed reactions from Georgetown student groups. Ari Goldstein[Read More…]

by November 25, 2014 0 comments City News, News